Tour Guide: Joelistics, The Ninjas, The Murlocs, Burn Antares

Today’s Tour Guide features some of the countries hardest working and most eclectic outfits, including a headlining tour from Sydney MC Joelistics and an EP and tour from Brisbane duo The Ninjas. Victorian outfit The Murlocs have announced they will support mates King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on tour and 60s-influenced rock outfit Burn Antares will also hit the road in support of their new single.

Joelistics Announces ‘Blue Volume’ Tour

Sydney MC Joelistics has announced a string of nation-wide tour dates to mark the release of his most compelling and personal record to date, Blue Volume. The MC will play shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Hobart, Maroochydore and even more in between this October.

After first hitting the scene as a member of Melbourne-based hip-hop crew TZU, Joelistics continues to wow audiences with his ability to meld Australian narratives with funk inspired beats on his second sophomore effort.

Fresh off the back of their joint collaborative show to a sold out Darwin Festival crowd, Joelistics will be joined by Sietta as main support and guests on stage each night as well as rapper and triple j Unearthed winner Mathas from Perth.

Joelistics’ Blue Volume Tour Dates

Friday, 17th October

Sydney, Newtown Social Club

Tickets: Joelistics

Saturday, 18th October

Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel

Tickets: Joelistics

Friday, 24th October

Melbourne, Northcote Social Club

Tickets: Joelistics

Saturday, 25th October

Hobart, Republic Bar

Tickets: Joelistics

Saturday, 1st November

Perth, Rosemount

Tickets: Joelistics

Sunday, 2nd November

Fremantle, Mojos

Tickets: Joelistics

Friday, 7th November

Maroochydore, Sol Bar

Tickets: Joelistics

Saturday, 8th November

Brisbane, Alhambra Lounge

Watch: Joelistics – Blue Volume Tour (Bang The Boogie)

The Ninjas Announce Debut EP And National Tour

Brisbane punk duo The Ninjas have announced the release of their self-titled debut EP, due to be released on Friday, August 22nd, and to celebrate they’re hitting the road for a string of dates this September.

The EP was recorded and mixed by various Brisbane producers including Sean Cook (Velociraptor, Big Scary) and Magoo (Powderfinger, Regurgitator, Jungle Giants) and is jam packed with straight up rock tunes.

Adding to the good news, the band have also released the video to their latest single Never Had Much Time. Shot and edited by the band themselves it gives you a taste of a day in the lives of The Ninjas.

The Ninjas National EP Tour

Friday, 12th September

Yah Yahs, Melbourne

Tickets: The Ninjas Facebook

Saturday, 13th September

The Workers Club, Melbourne

Tickets: The Ninjas Facebook

Saturday, 20th September

Grand Central Hotel, Brisbane

Tickets: The Ninjas Facebook

Saturday, 26th September

El Topo Basement, Sydney

Tickets: The Ninjas Facebook

+ more dates to be announced.

Watch: The Ninjas – Never Had Much Time

The Murlocs Join King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s National Tour

Victorian outfit The Murlocs have returned after a timely break following the release of their debut album Loopholes earlier this year and have announced they will be taking their debut effort on the road with them as they join mates King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard for the East Coast leg of their national tour.

The band have also today premiered their new video for the album’s title track. Created by longtime artistic collaborator Jason Galea, the clip features distorted video signals, glitch and doomsday prophecies mixed with footage taken at a Sydney Murlocs show.

The Murlocs Tour Dates

Friday, 22nd August

GoodGod, Sydney

Tickets: GoodGod

Saturday, 23rd August

Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Tickets: Newtown Social Club

Thursday, 4th September

The Great Northern, Byron Bay

Tickets: The Northern

Friday, 5th September

Alhambra, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets: Alhambra Lounge

Saturday, 6th September

Soundlounge, Gold Coast

Tickets: Soundlounge

Wednesday, 10th – Friday, 12th September

BIGSOUND Music Conference

Tickets: Oztix

Wednesday, 17th Septemer

The Workers Club, Melbourne

Tickets: The Workers Club

Thursday, 18th September

Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Tickets: Ding Dong Lounge

Friday, 19th September

The Gasometer, Melbourne

Tickets: The Gasometer Hotel

Saturday, 20th September

The Curtin Band Room, Melbourne

Tickets: John Curtin Hotel

Watch: The Murlocs – Loopholes

Burn Antares Announce ‘Crystal Love’ Single Tour

Sydney five-piece Burn Antares have announced an east coast tour this year to celebrate the forthcoming release of their new single Crystal Love. The outfit will be bringing their 60s tinged pop rock tunes to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney this September.

Fronted by charismatic vocalist Grace Farriss, the daughter of INXS keyboard player Andrew Farris, Burn Antares released their debut self-titled in late 2013 and returning to the studio this year, to record a follow up with producer Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull, Jeremy Neale).

The group also recently lent their soulful, vintage vibes to a cover of INXS’ By My Side, a song that was written by Grace’s father. Check it out below.

Burn Antares Crystal Love Single Tour Dates

Thursday, 4th September

Old Bar, Melbourne

Tickets: At door

Saturday, 6th September

Aria Arthouse, Melbourne

Tickets: At door

Friday, 12th September

Miami Marketta, Gold Coast

Free Entry

Saturday, 13th September

Black Bear Lounge, Brisbane QLD

Free Entry

Sunday, 28th September

Sounds of the Suburbs Festival, Cronulla

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 3rd October


Tickets: TBA

Watch: Burn Antares – By My Side

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